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these dangerous fire conditions. >> we're not surprised about this activity. but nonetheless, we do have a lot of resources deployed, including some large capacity water tankers. but this is just going to be some really grunt work we have to get in there and create a fire line, transport the water in to extinguish these fires. >> there is another fire burning just about eight miles away at black hills regional park in montgomery county. so firefighters being spread quite thin tonight. we should mention, a series of brush fires, almost exactly the same time last year in montgomery county. at the live desk, i'm scott macfarlane. >> thanks, scott. yeah, and it is that time of the year as we come out of winter with our last little bit of snow. last time we really had any appreciable rainfall just over a quarter of an inch, was more than two weeks ago. so we've got the perfect combination across the area.
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today issuing that red flag warning. the red flag warning from areas of frederick, maryland, all the way down through d.c. leonardtown, fredericksburg, toward annapolis and off to the west. so a lot of virginia in that now. again, the perfect combination. our temperatures higher over 70 degrees, most locations. the moisture low. your dew point temperature, your humidity. that moisture, very, very low. combine that with the wind, it's breezy right now. our gusts over 30 miles per hour. and we've got the perfect combination. but we're tracking some rain for early tomorrow morning, which could help. we'll show how much, coming up. well, today the father of a fallen prince george's county police officer is talking about his son's legacy and he's calling him a hero. police and community members file into a local funeral home. >> right now a visitation is being held for officer jacai colson. tracee wilkins joins us live from beltsville and how he's being remembered
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tracee? >> reporter: initially, this was going to be a private viewing but then the outpouring from the community made it apparent to the police department they needed to open this up to the public. it's exactly what they have done. since 2:00 p.m., we have seen a steady line of people coming in to pay their respects. and today we heard from colson's dad for the first time. police officers from various departments around the region gathered to pay their respects to officer jacai colson. >> the support we have been given, we just can't speak enough about it. >> reporter: today colson's family stood boldly outside the funeral home and talked about their son's devotion to his work and his tragic loss. >> that's a hero inside there, and that's what we're proud of. he's an outstanding young man and sleexcellent role model for lot of youth coming up. >> reporter: colson, an undercover narcotics officer, worked with the prince george's county police department for four years. on sunday, march 13th, he was mi
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fellow officer during an exchange of gunfire with an armed suspect. police say a gunman unloaded on the district 3 police station while trying to commit suicide by police officer. what happened there is still under investigation. and three suspects are in custody, facing numerous charges connected to that shooting. since colson's death, the community has responded with flowers, food and thank yous for colson's contributions. >> he wasn't just a co-worker. he was a friend. >> reporter: lieutenant james dieson, colson's former supervisor says he can't help but celebrate his friend today. >> it's been a sad week for us. but one thing i can tell you is that this week has caused a lot of us to smile and we thought about him. >> reporter: this viewing goes until 9:00 p.m. tonight, and then officer colson's funeral will be tomorrow. for more information and details and all of that, you can go to nbc washington and search officer's funeral. coming up on news4 at 6:00, there is still an investigation into what happened outside of district 3 when officer
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officer. today, his father responded to that. reporting live in beltsville, i'm tracee wilkins. back to you all in studio. >> thank you, tracee. and this evening a woman is searching for answers after someone murdered her son along mlk avenue in southeast d.c. gabriel turner was walking to catch a bus when someone shot and killed him. news4's pat collins talked with the victim's mother and he is live at the scene of that crime. pat? >> reporter: wendy, gabriel carlos turner held a steady job for 15 years, but he still found time to come over here and visit his mom twice a week. he saw her this morning. he left her apartment. he was coming down that walkway on his way to work. that's where it happened. that's where he was shot and killed. >> i don't know why nobody had to kill hi
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he doesn't bother nobody! he's a good boy! >> reporter: that's ellen turner. she has lived in this neighborhood for 50 years. today her son was shot and killed just steps from her home. what kind of person would do something like this your son? >> i don't know. they had to try to rob him or something. because he had told me he had just got paid. >> reporter: he just got paid? >> he just got paid. >> reporter: gabriel carter karlsson was 43 years old. he worked at the fbi building for the last 15 years. twice a week, he would come here to have breakfast with his mom. and after that breakfast this morning, he was walking to the bus stop when he was gunned down. ms. turner had four sons. three died of natural causes. now she has lost her youngest son to
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it's hurting. because all my sons are gone. i had both sons. this is the last one. it's a hurting feeling to me. i can't take no more. >> reporter: now witnesses say they heard at least six shots at that murder scene down there. two of those shots came from down that walkway, down this driveway, across martin luther king avenue, and into that second floor apartment over there. the story of the near miss coming up at 6:00. in southeast, pat collins, news4. i'm pat lawson muse. we are learning new details about two of the men suspected in the brussels attacks. nbc news learned two brothers suspected in the bombings at the airport and on the metro had been listed in u.s. databases as potential terror threats. we have also learned the
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nuclear researcher and actually recorded him on camera. an expert involved in the isis threat investigation believes the brothers wanted to build a so-called dirty bomb. belgian prosecutors are saying the suicide bomber who targeted the subway had rented a home, used as a hideout by the paris attackers. wendy? >> all right, pass muse. thank you. and the lawyer for that chief suspect in the paris attacks his says client will not be fighting extradition to france. salah abdeslam had been on the run for four months before authorities finally took him into custody last friday in brussels. his attorney says that while they will not be fighting extradition, they are requesting a one-month delay so the attorney can review the documents that are connected to this case. stay with news4 for continuing coverage of the terror in brussels. we are learning more about the americans who are still missing after those attacks. we will have more on that in our second half hour. well, a dra
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for hours out high above gainesville this afternoon. >> yeah. a man was working on the water tower and then he fell into it. just a short time ago, they were able to rescue him and news4's darcy spencer is live on the scene of this still developing story. >> reporter: tis was a pretty incredible rescue. if you take a look at this huge tower here behind me, it's 100 feet tall. i'm told this welder was on the top of the tower. somehow fell down inside there, 50 feet, and was literally danglinging in mid air by his safety harness. form fortunately, he was wearing that and that's what caught him. it took three hours to get him out of this water tower here in gainesville. they put him on a stretcher, brought him out to an ambulance. and then he was taken to a local school where he was choppered out to an area hospital. we're told he's going to be okay. but he was in a lot of pain. in fact, he had to give him some pain
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operation. one of the things that they were telling us, this was very difficult for them to do. they had to use ropes, they had to use ladders and different things inside here for this technical rescue. fairfax county came in and helped prince william county with this. very difficult. it took three hours to get this done. and they say they also had to bring in an interpreter, because there was a language barrier are. it was the worker himself who called for help. >> we believe he's the one that called 911 to let us know that he was injured. he seems to be in good spirits. they are working with him through the interpreter to keep him calm. and focused while rendering care. >> reporter: so, again, that worker is expected to be okay. we're told that the state will look into this to make sure all the safety measures were being followed here on this work site. chris, back to you. >> right. thanks, darcy. a lot of them lost everything they owned. but some
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thankful. because just for the simple fact they all survived this big fire in brandywine. flames forced dozens out of their townhomes. you can take a look at the charred walls, broken windows, four of those townhouses completely destroyed. >> power is out. it just looks disarray. it's a disarray. it's not home any more. >> reporter: well, that's the case for 25 people who can't go back inside tonight. firefighters are still working to learn how that fire started. our metro's top leaders being told the truth about critical repairs to the system. i'm adam tuss. i'll tell you why that's being called into question. coming up on news4, a new way to tour d.c. i'm mark segraves. come along on the
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metro work irs say they're making repairs on the system. are they telling the truth? a week after an unprecedented safety shutdown say they're still not getting a proper answer. transportatione
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headquarters. someone actually brought up this question at today's board hearing? >> reporter: that's right, chris. this came up time and time again. top metro leaders saying they might not be getting the truth about those repairs being made to the system. if your mechanic tells you your car is being fixed, but not all of the fixes are being made, that's a problem. and for metro, the possibility is being raised that it's happening on a much larger scale. >> it appears to be a systemic problem. outlines are given as to remediations needed for problems that are clearly defined. and a year later or whenever, you don't see that the progress has been made. >> all of this coming into focus after last week's smoke and fire episode at the mcpherson square station, where power cables burned up. that incident almost an exact replica of the deadly la font
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others. all power cables were supposed to be made safer but last week's subsequent safety shut down revealed huge issues with dozens of power cables. so the question. are metro's top leaders being told repairs are being made when they really aren't? >> i'm making that clear that that is not acceptable. if i find that, that will not be tolerated. >> reporter: paul weed feld says if the truth is being stretched, it won't work with him. >> i sense a shift in the organization they're starting to shift the way i manage to what i expect from them. >> reporter: the gm put it bluntly. he says whatever we have been doing in the past has not been working. now metro is considering the possibility of investigating employees who may not be telling the truth coming up at 6:00, i'll tell you how they'll do just that, wendy. >> and a plan to expand lanes on i-95 could help ease traffic in stafford county. the proposal includes adding a
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road area to south of courthouse road. a public hearing is going on now and will run until 7:00 tonight taking place at courthouse road. v dot staff is there to answer questions from concerned neighbors. well, eagle-lovers now will be able to get a new look at their favorite bird. these are live pictures of the eagles' nest perched in an old oak tree in southeast d.c. justice and freedom have nested there for 11 years and last month the pair laid two eggs. the eaglettes could be born at any time and we have created a link to the camera so you can watch it happen live. open our nbc washington app and search eagle cam. you can get a new view of the river and pretty soon, you're going to be able to take a free guided boat tour. mark segraves gets a sneak peek in a story you'll see only
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news4. what did you learn about the environment today? >> reporter: hey, chris. you know, i've lived here all of my life and i thought i knew the anacostia river pretty well. i found i didn't. this very stretch of river here, you'll learn, is the same stretch that the british army used when they invaded washington, d.c. and you learn how the army corps of engineers generations actually redirected this portion of the river. and, of course, you're going to learn about the comeback of the wildlife along this river. if you're lucky, you'll get to see one of our bald eagles just like we did today. >> one of the best-kept secrets around anacostia river, you know. don't too many people know too much about it. >> reporter: steve kinzer and friends would swim in the anacostia. it's been nearly 60 years since it's been clean enough for swimming. >> i hope the younger generation can appreciate it like old-timers do. >> it
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county, maryland, into the district. this is the stretch most people are familiar with from crossing bridges in downtown washington. just a few minutes up river, it's a an entirety different view. >> the good news, all up and down the river, it is getting cleaner. we're seeing a lot of wildfire coming back. we'll be teaching about the history of the river, the berry right there, of course, and the wildlife and ecology of the river. >> reporter: it's a view few get to see. starting next month, you'll be able to take this boat tour for free. thanks to a partnership between the d.c. department of environment, the anacostia water shed society and the anacostia river keeper. while the river is getting much healthier, it's still risky to swim or eat fish from the anacostia. boat tours are aimed at getting people involved. >> we brought a couple people out already and it's remarkable to see how their eyes kind of change when they see the river itself. it's that crucial piece of getting them to actually see
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>> reporter: while for now steve only has his memories of swimming off the banks of the anacost anacostia, the 71-year-old d.c. native is hopeful these boat tours will help change that. >> swimming in the river. that's what i like to do. swim in the river. we are almost there. >> reporter: 71 years old and he just wants to swim in that river one more time before he dies, he told us today. now if you want to learn more about these tours which start next month and are free, or if you want to know about other opportunities to help clean up the river or learn about the anacostia, you can go to our nbc washington app and search river tour. and remember that big snow pile at rfk stadium right next to anacostia? coming up at 6:00, we'll have an update on that cleanup and how it's still impacting future d.c. united games at rfk. wendy, back to you. >> all right. thank you, mark. he was one of the most popular athletes in d.c. h
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heading to cleveland. dave johnson is in our newsroom. >> you know, wendy, certainly you know this is the case. it started so well here in washington. it is first season of the redskins, robert griffin iii delivered thrills, winds and the playoffs and became the face of the redskins franchise. by 2015, he was the face of the sideline and ready for a new start somewhere else. now griffin heads to the cleveland browns on a two-year deal worth up to $22 million. he goes to cleveland to revive a career that, yeah, remember, he was named rookie of the year in 2012, but struggled to stay healthy and consistent, released by the redskins earlier this month. rg3 will join his new teammates april 4th as the browns start those off season workouts. and we should tell you, rg3 and the browns' real visit, fedexfield. he's coming back to d.c., but with the browns. more in sports from the newsroom. i'm dave johnson. >> that's going to be surreal for a lot of fans. a
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well. talk about a bad parking job. a woman in maryland explains how this happened to her and how she was able to walk away from the crash. and storm team 4 watching the rain. it is headed our way. find out when it's going to arrive. veronica's full forecast coming up next. it's about taking a stand. for too long, wall street banks had their way. they crashed our economy. but democrat donna edwards won't take their money because she stands up for us. as a single mom, she knows the challenges our families face. she'll be our voice. tightening regulations on the big banks
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and now, your storm team 4 forecast. >> sunset is in two hours. two hours away. until then, a nice bright-looking sky across the area. breezy out there. winds over 20, and upwards around 30 miles per hour. gusts coming through some of your neighborhoods. as far as the rain, because we are already tracking that on storm team 4 radar, you can see the immediate area to frostburg, we are dry right now. that's the st
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and right now showers just getting into areas of west virginia. all part of the same front that delivered snow out west. you can see ohio is wet all the way down south where they're getting some thunderstorms. but for us, that rain will track into the area after midnight. so it's a morning rush with showers across the area and wet roads. temperatures, though, not bad. in the low to mid 60s early part of the day tomorrow. that's even higher than our average high temperature for this time of year. we'll also be a little breezy too when that rain comes through. i like that it's just light showers we're expecting. nothing too heavy, which is g. now tomorrow afternoon, we're going to get some wind so that could take some down of the blossoms around the tidal basin and then a chance too early part of next week monday. and the mid part of next week a chance for more rain and wind across the area. heading out the door, small umbrella until maybe 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. a chance for showers, mainly like purse size or pocket umbrella. then by the afternoon, we hope to see some sunshi
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you can track that rain at 5:00 a.m., coming in. frederick, leesburg, warrenton, 8:00 a.m. moving through the area and by the time we get to 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., along areas of ir-95, baltimore through d.c. and fredericksburg, some wet weather for, again your drive in if you are headed in during that time. off to the west, already starting to see breaks in the cloud cover and i think by 1:00, 2:00, we could be seeing more thinning of the clouds. maybe play a game of golf. 70 to 74 degrees or around 70 degrees our temperature tops out tomorrow. for friday night if you plan to go out, we'll be in the 50s. mid 50s to around 60 degrees. the wind isn't going to settle i think until late in the day. for saturday, dry conditions across the area. the high temperature is 60 degrees. it will be very nice. and right now the temperatures go back up. it's going to start feeling warmer on sunday, easter sunday. just a couple minutes, lauren
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with your seven-day forecast. but for the yard work, we have the green light for that. she's up in a few. >> great. and now at 5:00, the first tango in buenos aires. president obama's dance last night is going viral. we'll follow his next steps in his south american tour. and some americans in brussels still unaccounted for. the frantic search continues. coming up, a wild story in a courtroom here in alexandria. a man who stole a car drove 115 miles per hour in the gw parkway, also stole a police car, also crashed. also
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the los angeles fire department responded to a medical emergency at his home this morning. e-news is reporting that he was still alive when he was transported to the hospital. shandling was best known for "the larry shanders show" in the '90s. he was nominated for an emmy and won in 1998. he will appear in the "jungle book" movie. comedian gary shandling dead today at the age of 66. >> thank you, pat. a judge has ordered the maryland man who led police on a wild chase to rim in jail. >> it got up to 115 miles per hour while leading police from virginia into the district and made two impossible escapes. pat macfarlane tells us how it happened. >> reporter: wilson overton walked into a courtroom today without a limp, without a visible scratch, despite what court records and police
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describe that overton led police on a wild chase and crashed at least two cars on the george washington parkway. his family says overton was returning home from work march 16th. but park police say he was clocked at 75 miles per hour. police say he didn't get out of the car. they say he took off in the car. in the process, they say, with force, he hit the u.s. park police officer with his side mirror. >> with so much force that it caused his duty belt to shift and i don't know if you know how secure these are. but they're very secure. so that must have been with some force. >> reporter: when police pursued them, they say overton reached up to 115 miles per hour per on the parkway before crashing and escaping on foot south of the parkway not far from park police headquarters and then stealing the cruiser and speeding off in it. then crashing again into the 11th street bridge before running off again. his uncle says overton was fleeing because he was scared. >> he gist made a bad
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learn from it. >> reporter: but court records indicate it was other drivers and police with reason to fear. they say traffic was moderate on the parkway as overton drove at high speeds. >> the road is dark and the shoulder is narrow and we have to do our jobs in those conditions. >> reporter: court records indicate after the second crash with the police cruiser, wilson overton made an even more daring escape. that part of our story on news4 at 6:00. for now at federal court in alexandria, scott macfarlane, news4. montgomery county police are going to review the deaths of four people in which officers used stun guns. county executive ike leggette called for the review after the "baltimore sun" says 11 people who have died in stun gun related incidents since 2009 in maryland, montgomery county had the highest number. the sun also says in three of the those cases, officers activated those stun guns for more than the recommended 15 seconds. up to
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police aren't commenting on the review. two people are recovering after a bizarre situation that started with an accidental shooting. so here's what went down. we're told officers went to springfield to serve a warrant to a man named reshad jones. some point, they heard gunshots and saw two cars leaving the property. one of those cars actually ran into a cruiser. police say two of the people had been shot earlier after a gun unintentionally went off. they're still looking for the man they originally went to serve the warranty. a woman here in the united states is worried her boyfriend may have been killed in the brussels terror attack. emily eisenman hasn't heard from her boyfriend since he left from the brussels airport. he was about to come and visit her. the attack at that airport happened about an hour after his phone call, and either emily nor the man's family have heard from him since. >>
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are coming home. and i love you so much and we all love you. and you are okay. >> at least four americans are missing after the attacks in brussels. you can search brussels missing on our nbc washington app to see their story. the race for the white house has reached a very personal level on the republican side. this afternoon, ted cruz called donald trump a sniffling coward. he told him to, in his own words, leave his wife the hell alone. those comments coming as cruz toured a factory in wisconsin, but it's all coming back -- back and forth on twitter that included trump retweeting an parent attack against cruz's wife, heidi. democrats, they're out on the west coast. in fact, hillary clinton met with some muslim community leaders this afternoon while ber s
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washington state. here's a live look inside arena in spokane, where sanders just took the stage just a few minutes ago. he picked up an endorsement from a union that represents about 50,000 workers across states all across the west coast. bank of america and the new york stock exchange are among the dozens of banks and businesses hacked by iran, according to the white house. seven iranian computer experts were indicted on criminal charges today and all of them have ties to the iranian government. they're accused of flooding bank servers with data from 2011 to 2013, keeping customers from accessing their accounts. the attack cost businesses millions of dollars. >> these attacks were relentless, they were systematic and they were widespread. they threatened our economic well-being and our ability to compete fairly in the global marketplace. both of which are directly linked to our national security. >> one
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hacking into a new york state dam control system. that dam was disconnected from the system at the time. the attorney general lynch says it could have posed a danger to public health and safety. if you've got the skill and the wherewithal to go line by line through uber's internal code, it may be a little bit of money in it for you. in fact, the app will give you 10,000 bucks if you can find a critical issue in its security system. they're launching this bug bound tree program in may and will pay even extra if you can find more than one bug. uber isn't the first company to sort of outsource its problems. facebook and google have similar programs. a popular restaurant and bar in montgomery county shut down. so what's happened to the hard times cafe? plus, talk about some parking problems. the bad crash caught on camera and the driver from maryland
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a young woman was inside this car when it tumbled four stories off a parking garage in maryland. this happened last week in
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23-year-old woman says she was pulling into a parking spot when her suv lunched forward, crashed through a concrete barrier, fell 40 feet, smashed into the sidewalk right on its roof. the amazing thing is, even she was shaken up, the driver was not seriously injured. you may be a big winner tonight if you bought a power ball ticket. we're going to post the winning numbers on the nbc washington app. howard university made the list of best colleges that helped low income students succeed. a new report by the department of education highlights schools based on the number of pell grant recipients enrolled, as well as how many of those students graduate. pell grants go to students whose families earn about $40,000 a year or less. education undersecretary ted mitchellpl
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>> we're going to make sure we are helping the country focus on the imperative. moral imperative, the economic imperative, the democratic imperative to make sure that our higher education system serves those who have traditionally been underserved. >> two virginia schools also made this list. the university of richmond and r ratford. a woman said she was harassed at the library, targeted because a security guard was made uncomfortable by her head scarf. and the district is flush with cash. why that's giving the
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>> we are told that many muslim women are asked to remove their head scarves when they go through airport security. ahead on news4 at 6:00, we'll hear from one woman who tells us her reaction when she is asked to remove it. that's the latest in northwest washington. chris gordon, news4. hard teams indeed for a although restaurant, targeted in a cyberattack. the hard times cafe, located in rockville, had to close all week, because its computers were infected with what's known as ransom ware. it locked up the restaurant's computers. and then demanded $10,000 in bitcoins to get things back online. without a way to safely process credit card transactions, the restaurant closed on sunday. it is now installing a new system. >> and we'll feel a lot better about at least being told we've done everything we possibly can to protect our client base, and move forward. >> the re
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have the rockville location back open by tomorrow . ♪ the terrapins are taking center stage in the big dance tonight, facing off against number one kansas in the sweet 16. >> carol joins us live from louisville, site of the showdown. how are we feeling about maryland's chances out there? >> reporter: hey, guys. feeling pretty good, especially after catching up with one of the guys who has been there on the terrapins' bench. the last time these two teams met in the tournament, 2002 final four, and you remember who had 33 points in that game, juan dixon. key reason for success then, helping the team now. his final season ended in glory. now juan dixon, who helped knock off kansas in that 2002 final four match-up, knows a repeat performance is possible. >> our maryland basketball team, extremely talented,
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it was two very well-coached talented teams back in 2002. so -- >> would it surprise you to know that a lot of the message boards says kansas fans deserve to win that game back in 2002 and there's payback coming of the. >> not even close. they started off strong. the game of basketball is just about runs. they made their run early. we made our run after that. we knew what it took to get over that mountain. and achieve what we did in 2002. so no, they don't -- they didn't deserve it. we did. >> reporter: third season on the terps' bench as a special assistant. a coach, who has experience behind his message. >> the little things make a big difference. no people know at times we struggled rebounding are, so we have to get the balls that they always scream about. 50/50 balls. so it comes down to a possession or two hopefully and hopely
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>> reporter: gotta get through tonight's test first. the best part about a late game, the chance for great pregame, and nobody does it better than maryland. we'll have the pictures to prove it, copying up on news4 at 6:00. live from louisville, carol maloney. back to you guys. >> yum center. these names. thanks, carol. a young woman from the district will be representing the u.s. at the olympics in rio this summer. kat holmes, one of the top ranked fencers in the world. she posted the big news about making the team on her facebook page. the graduate of the national cathedral school started fencing at the age of 9 at the chevy chase fencing club. and now she is a neuroscience major at princeton. but she is taking a break to @ujtuáh'q) fencing. brush fires are to blame for some long delays on the mark train. six fires reported alon
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railroad tracks from anne arundel to baltimore. the most difficult to control broke out in laurel. wind gusts and dry conditions creating prime conditions for brushfires to spread. and boy, are they? i didn't know it was that dry. >> yeah, well, we're going to get some rain tonight. so that's going to help alleviate. yeah, we're pretty dry out there. and plus, low fuel moisture, and plants only 8%. >> couldn't cook up a better recipe. >> absolutely. so we've got those red flag warnings all over the place right now and pretty much anybody could see brush fires today. so not everybody out of the woods. we'll continue to have some throughout the afternoon. now, again -- throughout the evening. as we get into the overnight, the rain will help alleviate some of the problems. and we are going to see some rain showers. hopefully they'll get out of here before your cherry blossom viewing and i do believe they will. i have a time line on that. of course, i do. breezy today and tomorrow. and as i was just saying, the brush fires possible everywhere. we've got those red flag warnings up. we do have some rain
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if you haven't been with us, checking the weather earlier this week, we thought maybe we would see some rain for sunday, which, again, is easter. the rain chances held off until monday. current wind gusts. fairly breezy. and you know, wind gusts up to about 30 miles per hour. and again, with those dry conditions and low fuel moisture, we're looking at temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. we do have red flag warnings pretty much everywhere. now they have expanded up through maryland, up going towards the mason-dixon line. anywhere in pink, anywhere we could have some brush fires, as we continue into the evening. that threat dies down after about 8:00 tonight and hopefully we'll get enough rain out of this system that's coming our way to really take away that problem. you can see nothing coming on the radar right now. clouds fill in, but not until later on tonight. here's the big system out in the midwest. they've got winter weather advisories from nebraska up towards maine. no winter weather here. but again, some rain. so big changes as we get into past midnight, the rain will
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tomorrow. at least through the first half of tomorrow. but, again, we are looking good through this evening, and here comes the rain after midnight. just some light showers rolling through the area. could have a few for your morning commute. but then as we get into your friday, clearing out and looking good on friday. as far as the rain intensity goes, we're just looking at some showers. you need need that purse-size umbrella and put the kids on the bus stop, a few showers and also when you make your way into work. again, i'm not going to take away that chance until about noon. looking good. but we're going to be breezy once again tomorrow. and the wind should have a moderate impact. some petals missing, but could be good as you head out. phenomenon for the cherry blossoms. if you are going out to see the cherry blossoms tomorrow night, it is still on the breezy side. temperatures in the 70s tomorrow, right around 70 degrees. and then for your easter, also not looking too bad. guys? >> thanks, lauren. >> lovely. business is booming in the district. >> yeah.
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♪ president obama just got back from argentina. but while he was there, they actually got him to tango. after two dances performed at the state dinner, they approached the president and first lady, michelle obama. president obama hesitated at first, but finally accepted the invitation to the dance floor, and i can tell you, the tango is not a dance you try to pick up on the fly. that is a very difficult dance to perform. >> he just let her lead. >> that's right. >> the smart thing to do. >> that's right. good news for taxpayers in d.c. mayor muriel bowser proposed a new budget and has no tax increases in it. >> in fact, even a few
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booming economy is making it a bit easier for the city to pay for services across the district. >> reporter: from the glittering development on this tabletop model to a whole new city. the city is booming. near budget bankruptcy, a thing of the distant past. >> many mayors around this country would love to trade places with us. we're growing. our revenues are robust. >> reporter: at a d.c. council budget briefing today, merely aspect of city government was getting something from city administrator rashad young. >> we continue to make investments in our crime-fighting technology. we're making significant investments in our local roads and bridges program. >> reporter: the city will speed up renovation or replacement of all city schools. the last billion of a $5 billion project. millions more for school instruction, especially militants middle schools to keep family enrollment going up.
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puts it simply. >> the city is awash in cash, so to speak. this will be the largest budget passed in the history of the district of columbia. no other district is doing that. >> reporter: it's not just spending. the $13.5 billion budget includes new tax cuts for businesses. and for lower income taxpayers. >> various different things we're doing. and it's important for the city to keep us competitive. >> reporter: council chairman phil me thinkelson will guide the review to see what changes will be made to the expansive budget. >> all that's to the good. we haven't looked at the details yet. >> reporter: it will be voted on by early summer. in the district, tom sherwood, news4. now at 6:00, reports of an intelligence failure. we'll tell you what we now know about two of the suicide bombers in brussels, as police continue to look for an accomplice. >> a brush fire out after c
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the threat is not over yet. a somber tribute today to a local police officer who was ambushed outside work. we'll hear from his family as hundreds of people gathered for their final good-byes. tonight we have reporters working new angles on today's top stories. first to pat lawson muse for breaking news. >> reporter: that's right, jim. the interior minister of france says the frenchman has just been arrested in the quote, advanced stages of a plot to attack the country. officials say there appears to be no link between this plot and the attacks on paris and brussels. the man was arrested in a raid on this northern outskirts of paris today. the interior ministry says this man was involved at a high level in the plot, but they aren't elaborating on just exactly what the plot entailed. we'll be updating this on the nbc washington app, and we'll bring you more as we learn it. back to you. >> thank you, pat. now to the terror attacks in brussels. nbc news has confirmed the brothers who carried out the suicide bombings were

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